PhD Religions and Theology / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

Career opportunities

Many of our Religions and Theology PhD graduates have gone on to leading academic positions in countries such as the UK, USA, South Korea, Australia, Burundi and South Africa.

Among past PhD graduates are Morna Hooker, Donald Hagner, W Ward Gasque, Robert Gundry, Quek Swee Hwa, Seyoon Kim, Ronald Fung, Moises Silva, Charles Wanamaker, David Wenham, Peter O'Brien and Peter H Davids.

Among the posts held by recent PhD graduates are Head of Department at a UK university, Principal of a Bible College in Burundi, Assistant Professor at a Canadian university, and post-doctoral fellowships at a leading Canadian university, at the John Rylands Research Institute, and with a leading European research project based in France.

Through this PhD, you will develop research skills valuable for careers other than academic teaching. Many professions today require investigative skills, while some in the media spend time researching angles of events that relate to religions. Others in the health service investigate the experiences of various cultural groups in accessing services, and many in museums, libraries and other archives require the textual and historical research skills that our courses teach.

PhD study in Religions and Theology gives you a high level qualification for a wide range of investigative tasks. More broadly, careers in a wide range of fields are available as for all those graduating with PhDs in Humanities subjects.

Whatever employment area you choose, your studies will provide you with transferable skills, as well as enhancing your intellectual and personal development.